After years of setbacks, it seems a decade long dream to bring the first Palestinian museum on African soil to life may soon come to fruition. The final phase of completion of the eight storey Human Rights Centre and the Palestinian Museum is under way. Founder of the Kaaf Trust Dr. Anwah Nagia said now is the time to bring Cape Town and the world the first Palestinian museum and to bring South Africa the first human rights centre.Nine million refugees in 1948? Rape? 2500 children in prison? The truth is obviously not a priority for this museum. (But by saying that it includes information on the "third intifada" this "human rights museum" clearly supports terrorism against Jews.)
The centre will endeavour to bring South Africans a discourse on forced removals that have occurred and continue to occur around the world, as well as other socio-political issues that face communities.
Nagia explained that the face of the building is “keeping with a period theme” and represents all of humanity. The building will be known as the Al-Kaaf human rights centre – “the cave of knowledge.”
Two floors of the museum are dedicated to the Palestine prior to occupation; the; 14th, 15th and 16th century.
Visitors will also be presented a more contemporary discourse, inclusive of; the Belfour Declaration [sic], the Nakbah, the 1967 war, and the first, second and third intifada.
“In 1948 the United Nations declared the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was formed as a prerequisite for the United Nations, the same year that the United Nations allowed [Zionism] and [Apartheid] South Africa to be born – the same period where almost nine million Palestinians lost 87 per cent of their land, many of whom remain in exile scattered around the world.”
The first floor will showcase the consequences of the occupation; the 8,500 prisoners, the imprisonment of 2,500 children under 16, torture, rape, and destroyed land, inclusive of the blockade of the Gaza Strip.
It is even worse, though. While the museum is being presented as a "human rights centre" to the English speaking world, in Arabic the work in progress is being called the "Palestinian Holocaust Museum." (The logo merely says "Palestine Museum" but the news stories about it all call it, explicitly, the "Palestinian Holocaust Museum" - " "متحف الهولوكست الفلسطيني".)
The name is deliberate, as the planned museum is less than two kilometers from the Cape Town Holocaust Centre (which requires visitors to show ID to help foil terror attacks.)
The "Palestine Museum" itself does not yet exist. Its webpage doesn't exist, Its Twitter account and Facebook account have not been updated since 2012. The articles appear to be more to get fundraising than to show any real progress, as far as can be seen.
Arabic articles about the museum include Pallywood photos of the "Palestinian Holocaust." For example. Hamrin News illustrates its article on the museum with this picture:
This is actually a photo of a massacre in Algeria in 1945.
Palestinian site Safa illustrates its article about the museum this way:
This is a photo of the dead at Tel al-Zaatar, Lebanon, killed during the battles between the PLO and Christian Lebanese militia in 1976.
The entire museum is planned as a series of outright lies, and the publicity for it adds to them to create the impression that Palestinian suffering equals or surpasses Jewish suffering.
But don't call them antisemitic. The museum plans to include a small synagogue as well as a small Christian chapel, neither of which will ever be used except to show visitors how tolerant the Museum of Palestinian Lies is.